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Joan Goddard Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 2: G-M, Folder: 2
Identifier: LOH002238
Collection consists of an audio recording and transcript of the interview. Goddard discusses her role in the negotiations and eventual strike during the AFSCME Local 101 (California) 1981 contract struggle. Debate at the bargaining table focused on the 1979 Hay study, which compared jobs with similar levels of complexity in predominantly male and predominantly female fields to reveal a large pay gap. Local 101’s strike is known as the first strike over comparable worth, which argues that a pay gap can only be closed when classifications with similar skill levels earn equivalent pay.

Dates

  • 2009-07-07

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

RESTRICTIONS: Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet : (1printed transcript)

97.5 Megabytes ((4 files). ) : Consists of an MP3, PDF, and MS Word documents.

Abstract

San Jose librarian Joan Goddard served as president of AFSCME Local 101 following the union’s 1981 contract fight centered on narrowing the gap between male and female municipal workers’ pay in San Jose, California. AFSCME Archivist Johanna Russ interviewed her in 2009. Collection consists of an audio recording and transcript of the interview. Goddard discusses her role in the negotiations and eventual strike during the AFSCME Local 101 (California) 1981 contract struggle.

History

San Jose librarian Joan Goddard served as president of AFSCME Local 101 following the union’s 1981 contract fight centered on narrowing the gap between male and female municipal workers’ pay in San Jose, California. AFSCME Archivist Johanna Russ interviewed her in 2009.

Arrangement

Transcript arranged alphabetically by surname with other individual oral history transcripts at the Walter P. Reuther Library.

Custodial History

Previously referred to as the "Joan Goddard AFSCME Oral History" and "AFSCME Individual Oral History Interview: Joan Goddard Oral History."

Acquisition

Donated by Joan Goddard, July 2009.

Other Copies

A PDF copy of the transcript is available online. Joan Goddard Oral History PDF Transcript A printed copy of the transcript is also available.

Processing History

Processed by Meghan Courtney and Rebecca Bizonet. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet on May 10, 2016.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Joan Goddard Oral History
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Meghan Courtney and Rebecca Bizonet. Finding aid written by Rebecca Bizonet.
Date
2016-05-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Description made possible by funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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